Terry graduated from the University of Hawaii in 1971 and Drake University School of Law in 1975. After law school Terry clerked for the Hawaii Supreme Court then joined the Department of the Attorney General.
At the AG’s office, Terry became the state’s leading litigator in matters involving eminent domain and public property. He served as counsel to the State Land Use Commission, the Department of Land and Natural Resources, and the Airports, Harbors and Highways Division. He was also involved in environmental law and contract litigation.
Terry joined Price Okamoto Himeno & Lum in 1989. At the firm his practice is concentrated in real estate transactions, and civil litigation involving real estate evaluations and construction defects. Terry also does regulatory work with state and county agencies and frequently consults with state officials on land use matters.